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Poster: SDH2O Date: Jan 6, 2007 6:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The Masque of The Red Death

THE "Red Death" had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal --the redness and the horror of blood - Edgar Allen Poe

Oooops, sorry, didn't mean that to come off as overly grim, but it got your attention, didn't it? However, this post actually is related to the above in that it involves a "masque", or masquerade. Was thinking as I read (yes, I do read on occasion, not only write) various threads from the day how odd it was to feel like you knew so many people based on their entries here alone. How would it be if everyone was physically in the same place at the same time? Would it be the same? Would we all just slip into "character" and keep up the lively discourse found here? Or would it merely be uncomfortable and awkward? Don't know, and will probably never know (unless some kind benefactor decides to fund the mass trip to Amsterdam), but I had an entertaining thought on the subject: If we were ever to have a meeting, say the 1st Annual Conference of the Sarcastic Assholes Group (SAG...those of us over 40 can relate) Local #101, in, oh, I don't know, Vegas at the MGM; we'd have to make it a "masque". No one would be allowed to use names, professions, family info, job facts, etc. At the end of the evening, each guest would be called up and their poster identity guessed. How many do you think we'd get? If Cush keeps up his current hygiene practices, I think I could pick him out fairly easily. We'd also have to come up with a way to be sure that the gender of all attendees would be kept secret as well (especially if DB is the only female in attendence). This whole thing has beel like going through the Sharper Image Catelog, unrealistic, but its fun to dream, aint it?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 6, 2007 7:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Masque of The Red Death

My bow would give me away...hmmm, my costume, Dancin's, even Dire's, would be cool, but I am not sure about yours, my friend.

Nonetheless, love the idea. Would it be like a trekkie one where we would get Phil or the like to come as master of ceremonies?

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Jan 6, 2007 7:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Masque of The Red Death

I'm afraid that costumes could be used as a way to potentially deceive folks. For example, I could come as a drunk scotsman (kilt, bagpipes, haggis, the whole deal) to imitate our favorite poster from across the pond, or maybe whatever a cliff hucker wears. Let's say anyone who isn't identifed would get a prize of some sort...suggestions?

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Poster: cush11 Date: Jan 7, 2007 10:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Masque of The Red Death

Oh, is the breeze blowing in your direction again? Seriously though, you can't miss me, I'll be wearing a tiedye and smiling!

How is everyone? Delivery truck took out my cable, I've been out of touch for a few days...

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 6, 2007 7:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Masque of The Red Death

Is this what you are talking about?


http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-05-25.sbd.shannon.13399.sbefail.shnf

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Jan 6, 2007 7:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Masque of The Red Death

One of my favorites, but no, I do mean "Masque" not "Mosque". I'm afraid the "Mosque of the Red Death" would be a bit inflammatory, don't you think? Although a good title for Bid Laden's autobiography.

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Poster: esreveRDelay Date: Jan 7, 2007 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Masque of The Red Death

That's a grate idea. I like to look like a goodfella. I wonder if Dire would dress up like Dickie Betts, chainsaw and all.

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